MAS, 2016


The 15th International Conference on

Modeling and Applied Simulation


September 26 - 28 2016


The Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

Call For Papers

Towards a universal framework for the Intelligent Social Simulation-based Systems (ISSS)


Chairs: (a)Antonio Padovano

Affiliations: (a)University of Calabria, Italy

Contacts: (a) †††


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Track Description

In Modeling & Simulation applications, humans were often considered as simple resources characterized by a failure rate, a utilization level, a mean-time-between-failure and a repair time. Cognitive, emotional, psychological, and in general behavioral aspects, have often been neglected at the expense of the accuracy and reliability of the simulation-based model recreating the real-world system.

Last researches have seen an increased attention on the integration of human psychological and socio-technical aspects that surely affect the systemís global performance. Several areas of application (military domain, industry and logistics, space applications, health-care facilities, organizational environments, economics, etc.)† seamlessly express their interest in evaluating both individual behavior aspects and group dynamics as realistically as possible.

As psychological and social research studies are continuously evolving, they keep providing the theoretical basis for the most recent human-focused simulation-based systems.

This track aims at proposing a bridge between the psychological, sociological, and anthropological research and the engineering science by putting forward different frameworks based on Agent-Based Social Simulation (ABSS) and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), Dynamic Fuzzy Models and Soft Computing, System Dynamics (SD), Neural Networks and Cellular Automata for overcoming the two main issues in the Human Behavior Modeling & Simulation field:

Integrating individual behavioral driving factors such as fear, stress, patience, calm, aggressiveness depending on components such as culture, lifestyle, habits, gender, age, political orientation, religion, together with group dynamics and population dynamics;

Implementing a universal paradigm for an innovative concept of Intelligent Social Simulation-based System (ISSS) to be applied in every application domain with little or no customization.



Topics hereunder mentioned are an opportunity to present and become acquainted with the latest research, results, and ideas in the area described above. Nevertheless, different topics concerning Human Behavior Modeling and Intelligent Simulation-based Systems are absolutely welcome. Authors are kindly invited to include in their papers and presentations all the research works, case studies and application both theoretical and applied.


Human Behavior Modeling & Simulation

Social and Cultural Simulation

Human Thinking integration into M&S-based Systems

Agent-Based Social Simulation (ABSS)

Human Centered Systems (HCS)

Cellular Automata and Cognitive and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)

System Dynamics (SD)

Knowledge-based Decision Support Systems

Decision Theory and Game Theory

Soft Computing, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms

Digital Human Models (DHM)

Computer Generated Forces and Neural Networks

Data Collection and Analysis Methodologies for Human Behavior Modeling & Simulation

Verification, Validation & Accreditation (VV&A) for Human-focused Simulation-based Systems

Industrial and Engineering Applications of Intelligent Decision Support Systems

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